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Meander is a two-storey, flat-roofed, detached house, dating from 1939. It was designed and to a large extent built by its owners the architect couple Alan and Mairin Hope. It is constructed of block-work, is sheeted externally in horizontal cedar boarding and lined internally with oak and mahogany plywood.

The house retains its original fenestration, external and internal finishes. The architects responded in a sensitive manner to the existing woodland setting which surrounded a series of natural ponds and developed the gardens. Meander has long been recognised as an example of Modernism in Ireland.

2017 Opening dates Jan 2-6, 9-13,16-20 ,23-27, May 2-5, 6-10, 15-17, 20-23, June 7-16, 19-23, Aug 19-27, 9am-1pm . NOTE: It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit.

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